Mayer said he wants to hold more Hempstead Town Board meetings at night — most are currently at 10:30 a.m. — so residents who work during the day can attend. He said he would hold, if elected, meetings with residents in his district on weekends or after-hours at least twice a month. “I want to hear, from community to community, what’s going on. What are the problems?” he said. He also said he wants to prohibit elected town officials from holding any other political positions, such as a local club’s executive leader or president, besides committee membership. He said he would reduce the number of mass mailings and have a text message or email program for residents to receive information from the town.
Mayer, 55, of East Rockaway, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. He is a Mineola lawyer whose practice focuses on matrimonial and family law, traffic court, estates and probate law, and professional discipline defense. He is also a per-diem emergency room nurse at Nassau University Medical Center. He served as a Navy machinist from 1982 to 1985 and was an automotive machinist in Glen Cove. He was also a hearing officer for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He ran unsuccessfully in a special election for the 4th District in 2016. Mayer has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Adelphi University and a law degree from Hofstra University. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association. Born in Florida, Mayer grew up in Port Washington before moving to East Rockaway. He is married and has two children.